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At E.E.S. Development, we believe that no job is too complex.Our interior solutions are engineered to the finest tolerances, ensuring the finished product perfectly matches the client vision. We offer the highest quality craftsmanship.

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Reviewed by Jagir on 18/3/2018

very friendly, reliable, efficient, skilled in trade and excellent worker. He cleverly found and repaired the damaged water pipe joint hidden inside the wall and expertly did a lot of electrical and plumbing work. Bogdan also replaced rotten joists, fixed ceiling and a lot of other building work with a high degree of competency. I would strongly recommend him to people looking for an expert electrician or plumber or a builder.

Rely on the professional plastering contractors at Rd and Al Clements plastering. We have over 25 years experience in the plastering and rendering business and cater to provide excellent services to demestic and commercial customers in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/1/2020

Clean tidy easy to deal with and reliable top workmanship really happy with the job would use again and recommend to others

Been doing roofing and building for 15+ years since i left school We take a lot of pride in our work and make sure we give you 100% satsifaction Please check out our instagram page and follow us mjbbuilding Services we offer -repairs to roofs -leadwork -driveways & patios -any sort of building work -garden clearence -carpentry

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Reviewed by Gillian on 25/1/2020

Turned up as promised. Speedy and efficient. Cleaned up afterwards. Friendly and happy to explain what was needed. Would definitely employ again.

Hi ive been in the building trade for 20 years and still enjoy my work and take pride in it ,i start and complete a job as im doing it in my own home, im competitive and punctual and never run more than one job at any time, regards Darren

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Reviewed by Chris on 12/10/2019

Good quality workmanship. In 10 weeks Daz only missed one day due to a breakdown with his truck. He was accomodating when we requested some alterations to the original job as quoted. He worked several weekends to accommodate our moving in schedule. Work overran a little but this was due to additional groundworks required due to sewer build over. Very happy with the finished works.

We specialise in all aspects of construction work. We are completely dedicated to our work and put our experience into the job to make our customers satisfied. We aim to do our best and succeed 100%.

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Reviewed by Ralf on 9/4/2018

One to be careful with is the electrician Ben. The work seems alright, but his advise left us with excessive lighting in Kitchen and sitting room and our decision against TV sockets in ALL rooms was interpreted as NO TV and phone socket at all, which then later had to be added at extra cost and left the choice of suppliers limited. His crew also did the plumbing and the bathroom installation and the later was not done to the general standard of U&U constructions work.

Years of experience 17 and 12 years in uk.The company is specializing in different types of works.All jobs are made according to the British Standard,all projects are insured,all gas jobs done with gas safty registerd,electricity jobs according to NECI.

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Reviewed by Paul on 24/12/2018

Kris was fantastic in coming with me to view multiple properties to give estimates for renovation work. He was punctual and friendly and gave his honest opinion in the face of disagreement and pressure from the estate agent. All this is particularly impressive given that he did it all for free. Highly recommended.

All kind of building works undertaken,quality guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Sam on 6/3/2020

Kris did an excellent job fitting our new garden gate - he was prompt, and had to solve an issue with the existing gate post not being high enough. We were really pleased with the end result - and would highly recommend Kris.

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by Tamsin on 24/3/2020

Bob is brilliant! I needed someone to revamp my dads house for sale from a distance. Bob is very reliable and always kept me in the loop on what was happening and listened to what I needed. He facetimed me and sent photos at all stages. Would highly recommend??

A local honest and reliable company that always puts the customer first. The work we complete is commercial and residential building alterations and renovations. We provide a competitive and affordable service

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Reviewed by Robert on 12/3/2020

Job disgused and bath was refitted within days. Easy to do business with. Work is quality and will use his service in future.

Hi i am a local plastering company established in 1994. I am time served and have been in the trade for 32 years I have extensive experience in all aspects of internal and external plastering damp proofing and decorative plastering as well as tiling and floor screeding

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Reviewed by Emma on 19/11/2019

Turned up when he said he would, great job, reasonable price and tidy!

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Sound Proofing specialists - what you need to know

Soundproofing uses various methods to block or absorb unwanted noise.

You may want to soundproof your property to stop external noise from neighbours or traffic. Or, you might want to stop noise leaking out of your property, if you like to play loud music for example. Soundproofing can also help reduce noise between different rooms in a property.

Soundproofing won’t completely wipe out unwanted noise, but it can significantly reduce it.

How much does soundproofing cost?

The cost depends on the scale of the work you’re having done. The average cost of soundproofing a single wall can range from £800 to £1,600.

What does soundproofing involve?

It depends on the type of noise you need to block, where it’s coming from and how much of it you want to block out.

There are 2 basic types of noise: airborne noise describes sounds like voices and music. Impact noise is the sound of something hitting something else, like a door slamming or a drill going through paving. More extensive work may be needed to deal with this type of noise.

Windows, floors and ceilings are where noise problems tend to arise, particularly in flats.

Ways of dealing with noise can include:

  • Double or triple glazing – this can help block sound from entering and escaping, especially if combined with good sealants around the windows.
  • Secondary glazing
  • Doors – a solid wood door will help block out unwanted sound.
  • Carpeting – putting down good-quality carpets, combined with noise-reducing underlay, can help absorb sound, stopping it from travelling from upper floors.
  • Silicone caulking – this seals up gaps in your walls that sound can travel through.
  • Acoustic panels and acoustic tiles – these can be attached to ceilings or walls to absorb noise.
  • Double walls and lowered ceilings – these work by creating a cavity between the lowered ceiling and the real ceiling, in which sound is absorbed. They’ll reduce the space in your property, but not necessarily by much.

Find out more about how to soundproof your property 

What causes problems with noise?

Many older homes weren’t built with modern pastimes in mind – like watching TV and listening to amplified music, while some modern homes are poorly insulated.

In 2003 regulations came into force to ensure new-builds and conversions have an approved level of sound insulation. If you live in an older property, however, soundproofing could be the answer.

What materials are used in soundproofing?

A wide range of materials can be used to block and absorb sound including mass loaded vinyl (MLV), foams, rubber and specially designed plasterboard.  

All materials are given a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating depending on their ability to block sound, and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating or Sound Absorption Average (SSA) to show their noise absorption.

Softer materials generally absorb more sound than harder materials. So if you want to reduce the amount of sound coming from your flat, go for carpet rather than laminate.

What qualifications does your soundproofing specialist need?

Different types of tradespeople can carry out soundproofing work, depending on what you need, so you won’t be looking for a specific qualification.

Here are a few questions you should ask of your tradesperson:

  • Are they specialists in soundproofing rather than general building?
  • Can they give you examples of when they’ve solved a problem similar to yours?
  • What warranty do they provide?

Do you need planning permission for soundproofing?

It depends on what you’re having done and where you live. For example, you may need permission to change your windows if you live in a conservation area. For more information see the Planning Portal website

What about insurance for soundproofing?

As with all building work, you’ll need to check your tradesperson has full public liability insurance. This covers them if someone is injured or property is damaged because of the work.

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